Monday Can Be Awesome
We need to get over the habit of downplaying the value of Monday’s. The first day of the week is where we create momentum that will carry us through the days that follow. For many people Monday means walking back into a job they do not enjoy, waking up earlier than desired and perceptually doing things they do not enjoy.
We can come to love Mondays by simply changing our frame of mind and looking at all of the opportunities that lay in front of a new week. Great things can be done with the days ahead, we can start becoming who we really want to be and taking action that will move us closer to our personal goals.
Setting Your Frame of Mind
I sit down each Monday morning and spend a healthy amount of time on me; exercising for a short period of time, enjoying breakfast, reflecting on my last week, gazing ahead to what I have in front of me, seeking ways to help others and setting a positive intention. This time is vital to the success of my week and Monday morning happiness.
A Monday Routine That Rocks
1) Exercise: Get your blood flowing. I wake up at 5AM on Monday mornings, drink a glass of water and jump into my 30 minutes of Yoga, resistance training or some time on my stationary bike. 30 minutes is enough to really get my mind and body flowing on Monday morning.
2) Healthy Energy: Eat some food that tastes good and powers you up. I really enjoy oatmeal, peanut butter, fruit and milk.
3) Planning: Do you know what you have in store for the week ahead and what you accomplished last week? It is fun to look back the following Monday and see how much was accomplished in the prior week. This activity truly sets me up for a week full of excitement, prosperity and direction.
Questions to set your week up for success:
4) Practice Random Acts of Kindness: Helping others is something many of us often overlook. We race through our day thinking there is just not enough time to help others, let alone ourselves. What we fail to realize is that in helping others we are also helping ourselves. The act of helping another person without expectation of anything in return results in a feeling of happiness, fulfillment and peace of mind. Often when I am feeling down about things my mentors tell me to go help someone. This forces me to get out of my own head and into the life of another person that may be going through harder times than I. Here is a list of random things I have recently done to help others -
5) Positive Intention: Set yourself into a positive direction with an intention that aligns with your values and goals for the day. Make this positive and dedicate yourself to success. Tell other people that you are having an awesome day and not just an ok, good or crappy day. You will feel better.
Some examples of positive intentions that I use on a regular basis -
The most important thing you do with your Monday is have some fun. I do not care if you are 10 years old or 60; we need to keep having fun with Monday’s. Start something new, do what you love, skip down the street or even jump in some rain puddles. Your Monday does not have to be the miserable day that so many others intend on having. Experience a positive, productive and happy day. Your mind and body will thank you for it :)
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